Ellen who is supported by New Directions at the charity’s day activities service is attending a course called ‘Ready for Employment’ at her local college for three days a week. She finishes the course at the end of June and would like to find work helping people. Ellen will be assessed on her coursework and has been studying all about citizenship.
Ellen said, “I have made a lot of friends at college and that is the best thing. The college staff are helpful and I like my tutor. I think the course will help me to find a job. I am enjoying going to New Directions day activities in horse riding, drama and dancing on the days I am not in college, it gives me more confidence. It’s a bit scary leaving college but I have the best keyworker at New Directions. I think finding a job will be a challenge so I am glad that New Directions will be supporting me to find work in the future.”